In order to support the interest of its members on the ground in Vietnam and foster dialogue with Vietnam stakeholders, InCham Vietnam is developing advocacy services for its members.

Our success and progress depends on our members. Whether you are an individual, a start-up or a multinational corporation, you have a role to play in making Vietnam a better business environment. InCham offers a plethora of opportunities for you to get involved in Chamber activities. Interested members can join sectorial and transversal Advocacy activities which cover specific business sectors and related legal/tax matters.

Our Role

InCham is one of the leading Business Chamber in Vietnam. We are recognised by Vietnamese, Indian and other authorities as a resourceful and effective business and advocacy advisor for the business community in the country.

Our advocacy package includes the following services:

  • Supporting the interests of Indian companies with Vietnam and India stakeholders
  • Presenting the work of Advocacy in regular meetings, seminars and position papers
  • Showcasing Indian best practice during “Advocacy Meetings” between our members and Vietnam stakeholders

InCham Vietnam is currently in the process of setting up Advocacy Groups with its members. We look forward to welcoming interested companies wanting to make a change in business, policy and standardisation in Vietnam in our Advocacy Groups.

InCham continues to work with the Government and authorities to improve the business environment in Vietnam.

What is advocacy?

The term “advocacy” means that InCham supports its members in their business interests towards the Vietnam authorities. The input and direction comes from InCham’s advocacy groups that consist of member companies and qualified legal professionals. The overall goal is to jointly strive for higher standards in trade and investment in Vietnam. This entails working with members and the wider Indian community in Vietnam in order to develop policy measures and support schemes for Indian businesses on the ground.

How does it work?

Members of InCham have the opportunity to form so-called “Advocacy Groups”. These are established on a sectoral and transversal level in order to meet the needs of Indian companies present in Vietnam. Advocacy regime is supported by qualified legal professionals having strong legal practice in Vietnam and practical understanding of Indian laws. Common problems and interests discussed in the advocacy group are directly brought forward to the relevant Vietnam authorities by InCham, with first-level secretarial, legal and organisational assistance by InCham which serves as an intermediary between the Indian business community and the Vietnam authorities.

Which outcomes can be expected?

Members have a forum in which they can address their sector’s needs and common issues. In their respective advocacy groups, they will be able to speak with one Indian voice to the Vietnamese authorities. Advocacy groups are particularly important for SMEs providing them a greater forum for making their opinions heard as well.

As we plan, suggestions and outcomes from advocacy activities will be compiled and presented in InCham “Whitebook” to the Vietnam authorities. It acts as a position paper of the Indian business community in Vietnam and highlights corporate good practices put forward by the Indian stakeholders. Together with other position papers that stem from advocacy activities, the Whitebook shall brief and support the Vietnamese authorities in business and industry related matters.


Which advocacy groups have potential?

As the number of Indian companies on the ground in Vietnam is growing steadily, InCham is in the process for establishing broader advocacy groups to accommodate as many sectors as possible. The following sectors and transversal groups are planned as having much potential and holding promising opportunities for Indian expertise:

  • Power and Energy
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Agri-Food (including beverages)
  • Automobile
  • Health (including medical equipment and pharmaceuticals)
  • Logistics
  • Legal & Tax

InCham actively engages with local, national, regional and global stakeholders on different levels and through a variety of forums. We regularly participate at the yearly Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) to reach a wider audience, including key decision makers from local, national, foreign and regional authorities, heads of diplomatic missions, leading figures in local and foreign business and fellow business associations.

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